Tonight at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (ESB-MACC) local-nonprofit Cine Las Americas will present the free screening of nationally recognized documentarian Hector Galán’s film, A Migrant’s Masterpiece the Life and Legacy of Patrick Flores. Tonight’s screening is part of a new Cine Las Americas series titled Las Movies: Mexican American Cinema. The series will continue through August of 2014 and is co-presented by the ESB-MACC. See details and the official synopsis for A Migrant’s Masterpiece the Life and Legacy of Patrick Flores below.
The extraordinary life and legacy of Patrick Flores, America’s first Mexican American Catholic Bishop; his childhood and early years as a migrant farm worker, high school dropout and cantina musician. Patrick Flores dreamed of becoming a priest, a nearly impossible goal for a Mexican American in those days.
Intimate interviews with Patrick Flores, family, friends, and rich imagery makes this an unforgettable story that mirrors the history of the Mexican American experience. Patrick Flores devoted his entire life to helping the poor and disenfranchised. If his life and legacy were a painting, those he served would consider it a masterpiece.
The ESB-MACC is located at 600 River Street. Screening begins at 8 p.m. All ages are welcome. Event is free. All films in the series are in English. A Migrant’s Masterpiece the Life and Legacy of Patrick Flores has a 60 minute run time. View the official trailer here.